Farewell, coffee and snack at the vending machine can be paid with the App

How many times has it happened to search without finding it, the coin to buy coffee, a drink or a snack from a Vending machine? Well, it’s just a matter of time and the “ritual” of the empty search will be a thing of the past because now in one of four distributors you can also easily pay withApp from your smartphone. For the farewell to dime, which is already underway, it is only a matter of time that emerges from research that was presented at Venditalia Worldwide Vending Showthe most important event in the industry to be held to 14 May in halls 3 and 4 of Fieramilanocity.

The study, conducted by Ipsos for Trust – Italian automatic distribution association, in fact highlights an important growth of machines equipped with payment App that has reached 20% of the more than 800 thousand vending companies machine installed throughout Italy in companies, public offices, hospitals, stations, airports and subways offering coffee and other hot drinks as well as snacks and cold drinks. In fact, already today 86% vending machines, mainly those in offices, are already equipped with cashless “Classics” as “keys”, 66% of coin recipients which gives the rest and 17% of banknote reader.

But what emerges from the operators interviewed by Ipsos is that the future of Vending machine is in the app and even if the transaction currently only represents 3% of salespredict it in the near future three years will reach 18%. The 55% think there will be one rapid spread of electronic payments in the sector mainly for ease of use (78%), because these payment instruments are attractive to their customers (57%), for not losing consumption (29%), for reducing related costs (25%), for public incentives (10% ).

Growth trend for electronic payment across the whole sector for trade confirmed by Ivano Asarohead of the Politecnico di Milano’s innovative payment observatory: “Digital payments in Italy have grown steadily for a few years and in 2021 the number of digital transactions was recorded by 34% more than last year while the volume in euros increased by 22%. The fastest growing component is furniture t .ex portable payment more than 90% in 2021 “.

The topic was discussed at the conference Digital Innovation in Vending: paymentsheld in the “Venditalia Talks” area at the fair with the participation, in addition to Ivano Asaro, of Carlo Bocchi, general manager of Daem (Buonristoro Vending Group), Viviana Del Vecchio, marketing manager of Bancomat and Alessandro Mondini, sales manager of N-and Group.

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